I have a big issue with the simulation software. I define all my materials in Solidworks and when I go to run a simulation it should just use the defined materials. Instead I get an error "Please define Elastic modulus in material properties". It is already defined in the properties so until I define the materials for all the parts in the simulation setup it will keep giving me the error. I should not have to define the materials in two places for the simulation to work. Does anyone else ever see this issue. I am using Solidworks Simulation Professional 2010 x64 SP4.0
If you apply a material to your parts first, and then start a study, it will take those over to the simulation setup. However, if you already have a study and define a material in your modeling environment, it won't take it over... you could try right-clicking on the top of the simulation tree (same place where you'd go to the Properties of the study) and "Update all components" but I don't think this takes over materials you newly defined.